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  • Apple's mixed-reality headset has reached 'advanced' stage of development

    Interesting to see what Apple can come out with. I am pretty sure it won't be like the current bulky AR goggle. Apple has the know-how on flat technology. I hope it knocks the socks off Facebook Oculus. Also the existing of App Store will help push contents into the AR.
    radarthekat
  • OWC unveils new version of pocket-sized Envoy Pro mini SSD

    900+MB/s which I have to see it to believe it for this kind of size. Can't imagine how hot that thing will be when copying large file.
    Alex1N
  • Compared: Apple Maps versus Google Maps in 2022

    The article doesn't mention anything on Google Plus Code address. This is useful when finding parking garage entrance in a city. The official address is usually hit or miss because it's usually an office address. For driver, Plus Code is more useful. See example below:

    Prudential Center Parking Garage in Boston, MA

    General address:
    111 Huntington Avenue
    800 Boylston St
    Boston, MA 02199

    Google Plus Code for garage entrance for driver:
    8WX9+9Q, Boston, Massachusetts

    Apple Map coordination for garage entrance for driver:
    42.34884° N, 71.08061° W, Boston MA 02199

    To obtain Apple version of exact location coordination, use Drop Pin manually to find out the entrance if you know where the entrance is. Where as Google Map is already pre-defined on their map site so it's easier to get and you don't have to guess. Google Maps wins on this feature.
    Have you tried What 3 Words? They’ve mapped every single 3 meter square of earth with a three word phrase, such that you can tell someone the precise spot on earth and navigate there, such as an entrance to a car park, a front door, a particular campsite, or—and this is quite novel and helpful—where your nomadic family might be set up at the moment in the steppes of Mongolia (where W3W has become quite popular). Emergency services in the UK also use it. It’s much easier to give a W3W location that try to remember how many miles past the last junction you are. 

    Check it out. Pretty cool stuff, and it integrates with any mapping service for navigation purposes. 
    Very interest stuffs. If anyone else is curious, it's "what3words.com". Funny it's compatible with Google Maps, Waze, Bing Maps and Citymapper except Apple Maps. "what3words" uses Google Maps as their base map so it's understandable.
    Ofer
  • Compared: Apple Maps versus Google Maps in 2022

    Dogperson said:
    I do know that Apple maps somehow worked in central PA with no cell signal, we could see the car’s blue dot and the unnamed roads well enough to get out to the highway. Was impressed. 
    I would be interested in a comparison with Mapquest.
    If you’ve preloaded the directions in Apple Maps, it should cache the mapping time graphics which allows this to work well. I love it. 

    If I am starting out navigation in a location with no mobile signal, my go-to is Here We Go, from Nokia and Tom-Tom. It’s free and allows you to download maps in advance for offline use. 
    Google Maps can do the same. Go to: User icon on the upper right > Offline maps > Select Your Own Map > (select your desired place anywhere on earth). After it's downloaded, you can re-name the downloaded map to anything (for instance: Singapore). You can also download multiple maps and as many as your iPhone can hold. It's perfect for traveling multi-national destinations. So you can have Singapore, Brazil, France, San Francisco, CA.... etc. Google Maps will also update them if there are changes. You can delete them later after you are done traveling to save space and to avoid Google Maps nagging on map updates every few months.
    gatorguy
  • Compared: Apple Maps versus Google Maps in 2022

    The article doesn't mention anything on Google Plus Code address. This is useful when finding parking garage entrance in a city. The official address is usually hit or miss because it's usually an office address. For driver, Plus Code is more useful. See example below:

    Prudential Center Parking Garage in Boston, MA

    General address:
    111 Huntington Avenue
    800 Boylston St
    Boston, MA 02199

    Google Plus Code for garage entrance for driver:
    8WX9+9Q, Boston, Massachusetts

    Apple Map coordination for garage entrance for driver:
    42.34884° N, 71.08061° W, Boston MA 02199

    To obtain Apple version of exact location coordination, use Drop Pin manually to find out the entrance if you know where the entrance is. Where as Google Map is already pre-defined on their map site so it's easier to get and you don't have to guess. Google Maps wins on this feature.
    ronald_schoedel